You've just received the syllabus for your class. The teacher smiles and tells you about the extensive group work you'll be doing in the class. You groan inside as you consider dropping the course. Group work seems to be more loved by teachers than students. However, learning to work effectively as part of a group is a wonderful skill you will use frequently in your career.
So, how do you make group projects effective, educational, and even enjoyable?
Remember: Do not assume your group experience will be bad. Beginning a group project with a positive attitude will have a favorable impact on those around you. You should not compare this experience to those in the past. This is a fresh start! ("Skills for Group Projects," Utah State University Academic Success Center)
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